I did this race today a 1:00pm. Not a great time for a race but its for a good cause the American Cancer Society. The course is very hilly. Not my best 10k but I do feel better about it today. I wasn't all an out about this race because of the half I ran yesterday. Last year I missed this race because my son had a game. The previous two years I have ran this race after I'd done a 30K in the morning. I have to tell you it was not a pretty picture . At the start of the race there is a quarter mile hill you have to tackle, looking at the course map there is at least 3 or 4 hills that had to be tackle and coming in towards the end . At miles 2 another hill and mile 3-4 and again at 5.5 to 6. These are pretty good climbs. I stuck to it and did not give up on any of the hills. I must say it felt good to start passing people at around 4 mile mark usually I'm the the one being past. My Garmin did not do the automatic splits, and was not picking up the distance travel so I had to reset at every mile mark, which I did quite nicely. I do feel I could have pushed it more but I kept holding back.
September 10, 2006
10k Darien 55:26
2004-59:56 after 30k of 2:56
2003-1:00 after 30K of 2:47
2002-57:10 day after Norwalk half of 2:05